Chinese New Year Virtual Celebration

Chinese New Year Virtual Celebration

The SF Symphony celebrates the Lunar New Year and welcomes the Year of the Ox, February 20, 2021.

Host Joan Chen, SF Symphony musicians, and special guest artists explore China’s vibrant musical traditions, past and present, in a Chinese New Year program that highlights themes of prosperity, unity, and growth.

PROGRAM:
Joan Chen, host

TRADITIONAL (arr. Wenying Wu): ‘Tajiks Festival’
Wenying Wu, yangqin

JULIAN YU: “Flower Riddle” from ‘Chinese Folk Song Suite’
Carey Bell, clarinet
Suzanne Leon & Kelly Leon-Pearce, violins
Wayne Roden, viola
Sébastien Gingras, cello

YUANKAI BAO: “Little Cabbage,” from ‘Yanhuang Fengqing’ (Chinese Sights and Sounds)
Ming Luke, conductor
Melissa Kleinbart · Leor Maltinski · Cathryn Down · Darlene Gray, violins
Yun Jie Liu & David Gaudry, violas
Carolyn McIntosh, cello
Brian Marcus, bass

ZHOU LONG: “Driving the Mule Team” and “When Will the Acacia Bloom?,” from ‘Chinese Folk Songs’
In Sun Jang & John Chisholm, violins
Nanci Severance, viola
Amos Yang, cello

CHEN YI: ‘Romance of Hsiao and Ch'in’
Florin Parvulescu, violin
Samantha Cho, piano

YAOXING CHEN: ‘Gallop of Warhorses’
Ming Luke, conductor
Tao Shi, erhu
Yun Chu & Chen Zhao, violins
Jonathan Vinocour, viola
David Goldblatt, cello
Brian Marcus, bass
James Lee Wyatt III, percussion

Event Co-Chairs:
Tiffany Chang & Nanci Nishimura

Presenting Sponsors:
John & Sherry Chen
Margaret Liu Collins & Edward B. Collins

Emerald Sponsors:
Tiffany & Jim Chang
Nanci Nishimura & Joseph Cotchet
Flutter Eyewear Emerald Sponsors

Opal Sponsor:
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor
Sakurako & William Fisher
Priscilla & Keith Geeslin
James C. Hormel & Michael P. N. Hormel
Sharon Juang & Paul Chiu
Gorretti & Lawrence Lui

Corporate Sponsors:
East West Bank
Zenni
Emirates Airline
Uchannel

Presented in partnership with the San Francisco Arts Commission

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Chinese New Year Virtual Celebration
  • Chinese New Year Virtual Celebration

    The SF Symphony celebrates the Lunar New Year and welcomes the Year of the Ox, February 20, 2021.

    Host Joan Chen, SF Symphony musicians, and special guest artists explore China’s vibrant musical traditions, past and present, in a Chinese New Year program that highlights themes of prosperity, uni...

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